The Smart 7

by Daft Doris

The Smart 7 is a daily news podcast that puts your brain into top gear by telling you everything you need to know for the day in less than 7 minutes.

Everything from politics to entertainment, via sport and science. Think of it as your news espresso.

A fresh one is uploaded every day at 7am.

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  1. 08:10Ep. 460. The Standout 7 - Emma Raducanu wins in New York. Cabinet reshuffle, Chris Whitty vs Nicki Minaj and tributes to Norm MacDonald RIPSep 18, 2021
  2. 07:23Ep. 459. China criticises new AUKUS defence pact, Boris continues reshuffle, Piers Morgan lands a new job and tributes to Sir Clive Sinclair, RIPSep 17, 2021
  3. 07:25Ep. 458. Boris brandishes axe as Cabinet gets reshuffled, UK, US and Australia form new defense pact, US gymnasts testify at abuse hearing and goals galore in the Champions League...Sep 16, 2021
  4. 07:21Ep. 457. Boris introduces Covid Winter Plan A and B, as Nicki Minaj goes viral over vax tweet, Gavin Newsom wins recall vote in California and tributes to Norm MacDonald RIPSep 15, 2021
  5. 07:14Ep. 456. Vaccines for children to be rolled out next week, Universal Credit row continues, BAT faces new investigation in South Africa and Scotland to seek Independence in 2023Sep 14, 2021
  6. 07:25Ep. 455. Sajid Javid says no to Vaccine Passports, but yes to Christmas, Emma Raducanu makes history at the US Open, Ronaldo returns to Old Trafford and Shaun Keaveny hangs up his headphones...Sep 13, 2021
  7. 20:30Ep. 454. The Sunday 7 - The secrets of Barnacle Blood, Llamas vs Covid, Monoclonal antibodies in Contraception and could Tik Tok cause tics?Sep 12, 2021
  8. 08:17Ep. 453. The Standout 7 - Boris pushes through £12BN tax rise, Paris Attacks trial begins, Joe Biden introduces workplace vaccine mandate and tributes to Sarah Harding RIPSep 11, 2021
  9. 07:16Ep. 452. French fury over Channel migrant plan, MHRA approves booster shots, Joe Biden issues workplace vax mandate, Emma Raducanu through to US Open Final...Sep 10, 2021
  10. 07:13Ep. 451. Boris Tax rise voted through in Commons despite concerns over social care plan, Paris attacks trial begins, Teenager Emma Raducanu through to semi final of US Open...Sep 09, 2021